Star Trek: Discovery reveals season 2 premiere director


Star Trek: Discovery‘s season two premiere will be directed by series co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, Variety reports.

Season two is set to begin filming in April in Toronto with an order for thirteen episodes. Kurtzman is co-creator of the series along with executive producer Bryan Fuller, both of whom have a previous history in the creation of Star Trek films and television series.

While Kurtzman has relatively little experience as a director, he has most recently directed The Mummy (2017) and should have no problem handling the series premiere.

The season two premiere will pick up where season one left off, with the Discovery setting out for Vulcan after a successful conclusion of the Klingon conflict and encountering a distress call from the USS Enterprise on the way.

Presumably, Michael Burnham will be reunited with her foster-brother Spock and we will be introduced to Captain Christopher Pike – the Captain of the Enterprise directly preceding Kirk and originally played by Jeffrey Hunter in the original series.

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This creates an opportunity for the series to re-cast these famous roles, which at this point is pretty open for speculation. Since Kurtzman was involved in writing the first two rebooted Star Trek films, there’s a chance that he could have some pull with Zachary Quinto to reprise his role as Spock.

However, it may be more likely and less expensive to cast a lesser known actor. Or maybe no actor at all. Kurtzman is coy on whether or not we will actually see him, saying it “does not necessarily mean you’re going to see Spock.”

Mysteriously, IMDb lists Zachary Quinto as the actor who plays Spock in the season premiere synopsis, but the credit does not appear on Quinto’s IMDb filmography. Quinto worked with Bryan Fuller before on Hannibal and could have a hand in casting him if this is true.

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